Mitsubishi Eclipse gibi, Ford Puma da spor coupe'den SUV'ye dönüşecek.

Günümüz otomotiv dünyasında sıkıntıya düşen markaların izlediği yol belli - yeni bir crossover üretmek. Yeni Kuga ve Avrupa'da ilk kez satışa sunulan Explorer'ı tanıtan Ford, bir başka yerden yüksek modelini ise resmi lansmanı öncesinde az da olsa gösterdi.

Ford bu modelinde eskilerden bir isim kullanmayı seçmiş. Daha önce 1990'ların sonu ile 2000'lerin başı arasında Fiesta temelli bir coupe olan Puma, Volkswagen'de T-Cross ile Tiguan arasında konumlanan T-Roc gibi, Mavi Oval'in yelpazesinde EcoSport ile Kuga'nın arasına yerleşecek. Puma da, kardeşi EcoSport gibi Romanya'nın Craiova kentinde üretilecek.

Ford, şimdilik sadece bir teaser görüntüsü paylaşmaktan fazlasını yapmadı. Ancak yeni Puma'nın 456 litre bagaj hacmi sunacağını biliyoruz. Üstelik bagaj kısmı, dik şekilde iki golf çantasına ev sahipliği yapabilecekmiş. Anlayacağınız oldukça yüksek bir otomobil bizi bekliyor.

Puma, gücünü EcoSport ve Fiesta'dan tanıdığımız 1.0 litrelik, üç silindirli EcoBoost motordan alacak. Yakında bir milyonuncusu üretilecek güç ünitesi, Tourneo Custom'da ise plug-in hibrit pakette görev yapmıştı. Hibrit demişken, yeni Puma 1.0 EcoBoost'tan hafif hibrit sistem desteğiyle 155 bg civarında güç alabilecek. Bu sayede yeni Puma, Ford'a göre 100 km'de 5.4 litre civarında bir ortalama tüketim değeri yakalayacak. Hafif hibrit düzenin (mHEV) Focus ve Fiesta'da da sunulacağını belirtelim

2019 Ford Puma, bu yıl içinde görücüye çıkarılacak.

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FORD DELIVERS FIRST GLIMPSE OF ATHLETIC, INNOVATIVE PUMA CROSSOVER

  • First image of Ford Puma reveals athletic and desirable styling of the SUV-inspired crossover model set to join the expanding Ford model line-up later this year
  • Ingenious flexible rear stowage solution that will deliver best-in-class uncompromised load space and luggage capacity is among innovations developed following customer input
  • Ford Puma fuel-efficiency and performance will be optimised with advanced Ford EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt technology

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 3, 2019 – Ford today revealed the first image of the Ford Puma – an SUV-inspired compact crossover that fuses stunning exterior design; best-in-class luggage capacity and flexibility; and 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain technology.

Puma will go on sale at the end of the year, and will be produced with exceptional craftsmanship and quality at Ford’s Craiova Assembly Plant, Romania, following nearly €1.5 billion investment since 2008.

“Innovatively engineered and seductively styled, we think Puma is going to really resonate with compact-car customers in Europe. If you want a car that can turn heads on Friday night, and swallow your flat-pack furniture with ease on Saturday afternoon, then you’ve found it,” said Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe. “We've gone to every length to give customers the flexibility they want, with progressive and evocative styling, so that they can drive the best-looking car they've ever owned.”

The first image of the Ford Puma reveals significant styling cues including distinctive wing-top mounted headlamps and athletic, seductive, aerodynamic lines, alongside compact crossover proportions that support raised ride-height for a confidence-enhancing driving experience and class-leading uncompromised luggage capacity of 456 litres.

Developed to meet and exceed a clear requirement for flexible luggage space following extensive discussions with customers, the Puma’s innovative rear stowage solution provides a deep, versatile storage compartment that is capable of comfortably accommodating two golf bags in an upright position.

Ford EcoBoost Hybrid technology will optimise Puma fuel-efficiency* and deliver powerful, responsive performance, with up to 155 PS. A belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) enables recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48‑volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack.

The BISG also acts as a motor, seamlessly integrating with a low-friction, three-cylinder 1.0‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine and using the stored energy to provide torque substitution – which reduces the amount of work required from the petrol engine to maximise fuel savings, and torque supplementation – which increases the total torque available from the powertrain for optimised performance.

Puma joins Ford’s expanding line-up of SUV and SUV-inspired crossover models in Europe, including the Fiesta Active, Focus Active, EcoSport, Kuga, Edge, and the all-new Explorer Plug-In Hybrid – unveiled yesterday for the first time at Ford’s special “Go Further” Experience.

SUVs now account for more than one in five Ford vehicles sold in Europe, and sales rose more than 19 per cent in 2018.